Doing Nothing .......
So many people in life like to play it safe, "if I don't rock the boat or make too many waves", Maybe I will be able to just coast through life and not have to think or do too much, yet expect an adventure of a lifetime. When someone thinks of only them self, they think they aren't hurting anyone, yet expect everyone to forgive, accept rejoice for them when they discover change but blindly won't give another the same courtesy of forgiveness, because they sit and do nothing for others, expecting the world to light up for them.
Life doesn't work that way. The squeaky wheel does get the oil, and the one who talks the loudest does get heard. This doesn't make it right or fair , yet our society seems to favor that, take notice of it and temporarily reward it. …. Ah yes , that is the key word, temporary. You see life is temporary too and yet what is to come after, will define who you were and what you will become.
If you do nothing, that is what you will reap personally in the end. Sometimes people stand by and watch a heinous act happen right in front of their eyes and do nothing. See a friend in trouble, whether it be they have had too much to drink and you let them drive home or they cry out for help and you shut them out. Doing nothing, does create something. That poor helpless victim you stood by and watched bullied and abused, didn't make it, the friend you failed to help by not being the friend you needed to be, just had a head on collision and killed a family of 4 and that poor friend that reached out to you, but you needed your space to have more me time, just killed himself.
You see, doing nothing, remaining in hiding and silence creates the loudest effect of all. When you selfishly think you are doing nothing, you are putting yourself above everything and everyone else. You therefore are actually doing more damage by doing less. Silence is the worst form of abuse around. People silently let prejudices pile up, reputations get ruined and gossip grow, all because they want to do nothing. The safe thing. They have lost their courage to confront and assist by setting up boundaries as cruel as communist borders of the past.
This world needs better than safe or nice…. it needs strong and right. I am not saying that the obnoxious loud mouth and pushy person will win in the end, that word temporary comes into play. Doing too much in an aggressive way can also have a long term effect with a reputation they will build and come their time of need, who will be there to help them? In the end we all will answer for what we have done and not done. That squeaky wheel might get silenced, temporarily but it will also cause the real problem to be overlooked. Never receiving the adjustments or corrections it needed to be repaired.
So educate yourself with all the self help books, prayers, Philosophies and wisdom you can muster up. You will grow, but only fat spiritually and emotionally for yourself. All the knowledge in the world does nothing if you don't do something with it. When you share in the knowledge, live it out and act upon more than just your words, then and only then has this all been for nothing and finally found something that can make a difference.
So remember the next time when you think doing nothing will have no effect in the world, it may have the most opposite effect then you intended. If you care about something, your actions will show because you will try to do something. If you don't care or never cared, then your nothings that you do about it, will speak louder than the words , stories, Philosophies or prayers or hypocritical advice you feel you need to share. People who care do something, because they serve a higher purpose than just self serving.
Doing nothing, being silent, speaks louder and does more than you know!
I love you Gary Miller!
Thank you sweetie, it is important to love and be loved in life, that is for sure. Sending the love out to you too! Glad you liked my writings.
thank you so much for this sometimes I feel like I can't do anything, or more frequently, I just fail to understand how I can help. I think that engorging yourself with books and stuff is really good advice, it has helped me to realize how I can help. I needed some inspiration today, so thank you!